Direct Quoting in Architecture

Architecture is a concept that can easily be translated through many different subjects since it consists many concerns and solutions for several problems related to human. It can also be translated within itself, too. We observe several references from other works of architecture that are brought together to create a new thing. This should not be understood as plagiarism. Architecture is not totally about dreaming or high imagination. What makes it original is the re-interpretation of references for a new composition.
Direct quoting is something new I learned. The first example that I can think of is the Villa Dall’ava case. One of its facade is almost the exact one of Villa Savoye. The architect directly quotes a thing (this could be a staircase, a form, a window etc.) from another work and puts it in his own work. Of course there should always be a reason for the selection of this quotation. It should be working for your work,too. Think it like a quotation in a text. The original source can be talking about somewhere else but the part you quote can be working very well for your content, too.


For my design I believe that the Double House had a very matching approach. The Double House is famous for interlocking two separate dwelling volumes in one single form. Continue reading “Direct Quoting in Architecture”